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US wants to work with Russia for peace in Afghanistan

US wants to work with Russia for peace in Afghanistan

Dec 30, 2015 - 12:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): After days of reported contacts between the Talibaninfo-icon and Russia, Washington has said it hopes to find ways of working together with Moscow for peace and stability in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Last week, a Russian foreign ministry spokesperson said Moscow was cooperating with the Taliban groups fighting against the Islamic State -- Daesh -- fighters in Afghanistan.

But the Taliban have vehemently denied any intelligence-sharing with Russia. “We don’t see any need for receiving aid from anyone concerning Daesh,” the insurgent group said.

US State Department spokesman Mark C. Toner said: “Russia and other regional actors all have a shared interest in supporting continued security and increased stability in Afghanistan.”

Asked for comments on the Taliban-Russian contact, the spokesperson said: “We certainly hope we can find ways to work with Russia to promote Afghanistan’s security and stability.”

Zamir Kabulov, President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Afghanistan, was quoted as saying on Tuesday that Moscow supported Kabul’s efforts for peace with the Taliban.

Kabulov, Russian ambassador in Kabul from 2004 to 2009, said his country had a shared interest with the Taliban in containing the Daesh’s influence in Afghanistan.



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